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Record-breakers in the news today

We can’t start today’s round-up without mentioning last night’s incredible deciding NBA Finals match which saw Miami Heat retain the title after beating San Antonio Spurs 95-88.

San Antonio had been mere seconds away from clinching the championship on Tuesday before Miami fought back to win in overtime and force last night’s decider.

The showdown proved a record-breaking game, with San Antonio's Danny Green setting a new benchmark for most 3-pointers in a Finals series and Miami's Ray Allen setting a record for playing in the most NBA Game 7s ever.

Make sure to check back here next week for a full rundown in Mike Janela’s end-of-month sports blog.

From sports to the world of technology, where Sony has been teasing its followers on Twitter with what appears to be the imminent launch of a new smart watch.

The Japanese electronics giant is now expected to unveil a new wrist-worn device at the Mobile Asia Expo in Shanghai next week after leaving some fairly big hints on the social network.

The first wristwatch was made for a woman, Countess Koscowicz of Hungary, by Swiss watch manufacturer Patek Philippe in 1868.

Although it was the first timekeeping device to be designed specifically for use on the wrist, it was intended primarily as a piece of decorative jewellery.

While the weather may have suggested otherwise, today marks midsummer and the longest day of the year in the UK.

As is the custom, the event was marked by thousands of people this morning at Stonehenge, as spectators joined pagans and druids to watch the sunrise

However, many of those gathered at the ancient monument in Wiltshire were left disappointed, with the dense cloud cover meaning the sun remained hidden.

Stonehenge boasts the world’s largest trilithons (structures made from two large vertical stones supporting a third stone set across the top), with a series of sarsen blocks weighing over 45 tonnes (99,208 lb) each. The tallest upright stone in the prehistoric monument is 6.7 m (22 ft) high, with another 2.4 m (8 ft) below ground. The first stage in the building of the stone circle has been dated to 2950 BC.

Finally, it’s been confirmed that Robert Downey Jr will reprise his role as Iron Man in two forthcoming Avengers sequels.

Downey, 48, was one of the main stars of 2012's Avengers Assemble, which united superhero characters Iron Man, The Hulk, Captain America, Thor and the Black Widow, as played by Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth and Scarlett Johansson respectively.

The Avengers 2 will open in May 2015, with Joss Whedon returning as director.

The actor was recently the recipient of a record breaking greetings card. The card h featured 5,339 signatures from Chinese fans and was presented to him during the Iron Man 3 Red Carpet China Gala event in Beijing, China in April.

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